Stolen Sisters: 500 Aboriginal Women are Missing or Dead

16 November 2009
November 16, 2009

Over the past three decades, some 500 Aboriginal women have disappeared or been murdered in Canada. A 2004 Amnesty International Report documented the systemic killing of indigenous women in Canada, particularly those who were young and impoverished. The Report concludes that Canadian authorities could and should have done more to ensure the safety of these women and girls or to address the social and economic factors that helped put them in harm’s way.

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